but here in the UK most of the time the temp is cold or warm so would it break down for me too? i was thinking like if i want to make a basketweave pattern or something detailed like that can i use stabilized whipped cream?
You can ice a cake with stabilized whipped cream and get a smooth finish the same as buttercream but a basketweave or something detailed would not work. You can pipe a simple border and rosettes but definitely not flowers. Hope this helps.